, the Hawaiian government’s organ, published rhyming poetry in the fourth page of every issue. Topics include love and traveling by ship. Some poems were written specially for The Polynesian; others were from another periodicals, usually from the mainland United States. Some of the poems can be seen below.
– Alice Kim
“O. W. H.” advised tearing down the old ship Constitution although his advice was not followed:
The Polynesian., June 27, 1840, Page 12, Image 4
Polynesian. (Honolulu [Oahu], Hawaii) 1844-1864, June 16, 1849, Page 20, Image 4
Polynesian. (Honolulu [Oahu], Hawaii) 1844-1864, October 27, 1849, Page 96, Image 4
The Polynesian., October 17, 1840, Page 76, Image 4